Umbwe Route

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UMBWE ROUTE

Day 1

Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of by your driver-guide and our representative. We will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge (or any other suitable hotel depending on your arrival time). Our Kilimanjaro expert will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing on your climb followed by dinner.
Day 2

Umbwe Cave to Barranco

We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceeds to the Southern Glacier Branches. At 4,000 meters, we reach our campsite, Barranco, where we overnight. (Six to seven hours.) All meals included.

Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp

The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, four to five hours of walking). All meals included.
Day 3

Umbwe Cave to Barranco

We follow the trail through steep and scramble rock across rainforest to moorland. The path proceeds to the Southern Glacier Branches. At 4,000 meters, we reach our campsite, Barranco, where we overnight. (Six to seven hours.) All meals included.
Day 5

BKaranga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp

We’ll trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp. Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, six to seven hours of walking). All meals included.
Day 6

Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Just after midnight, we start on a challenging trek (12 to 17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1:00 a.m., passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel Glaciers to the rim at Stella Point. The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 degrees Celsius) to –10 Fahrenheit. (-23 degrees Celsius) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of, and the reward for, six to seven hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, three to four hours of walking on the descent). All meals included.
Day 7

Mweka Hut to Mweka Gate – Arusha

After breakfast, descend steeply through the forest on a narrow path. After three to four hours walking, we will reach Mweka Gate at 1,400 meters. From here, we will bring you to Moshi or Arusha for extension. Breakfast included.

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